by the same token


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by the same token

1. Similarly. In the same manner. I'm not good at math and, by the same token, I struggle with scientific equations.
2. Because of the same causes or the same reasons as what was previously stated. When crime increases, house prices plummet by the same token.
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by the same token

Cliché a phrase indicating that the speaker is introducing parallel or closely contrasting information. Tom: I really got cheated! Bob: You think they've cheated you, but, by the same token, they believe that you've cheated them. Some say he is a real charmer, but by the same token others are put off by his manner.
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by the same token

1. In the same way, for the same reason. For example, He has a good ear for music, and by the same token he finds it easy to pronounce foreign words . This phrase today is used in a general way to connect statements that have some logical association with one another. [Mid-1400s]
2. As a corroborating circumstance, as in Boston's population has grown very fast, and by the same token its urban problems have also increased . [Late 1800s]
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by the same token

You use by the same token to introduce a statement that you think is true for the same reasons that were given for a previous statement. If you give up exercise, your muscles shrink and fat increases. By the same token, if you expend more energy you will lose fat.
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by the same token

in the same way; for the same reason.
1975 Frederick Exley Pages from a Cold Island The student could ask anything he chose, and by the same token Wilson could if he elected choose not to answer.
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by the ˌsame ˈtoken

for the same reasons: The penalty for failure will be high. But, by the same token, the rewards for success will be great.
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by the same token

In like manner; similarly.
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